Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Arabian Horse Since 1955 the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has been entertaining horse enthusiasts while raising funds for charity. The largest event of its kind in the world is held at WestWorld of Scottsdale and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. The 2020 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will take place from February 13th to 23rd.

In addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars, family-focused events, and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendor booths, offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art. Free activities that cater to the entire family include ‘Meet an Arabian Horse’, ice cream socials, Paint-A-Pony ceramic horse painting, art contests, behind-the-scenes barn tours, educational round pen demonstrations and much more. Additional activities for a nominal fee will include pony-rides, petting zoo entry and camel rides.

There are sessions in the morning, afternoon, and evening. View the full schedule and purchase tickets at:

Do you know of anyone moving to the Scottsdale area?  We’d love to help you or your friends find a home that meets their needs and lifestyle. Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

67th Annual Parada del Sol

parada del solThe 67th Annual Parada del Sol Parade will be held in Old Town Scottsdale on February 8th, 2020. The historic parade has the distinction of being known as the World’s Largest Horse Drawn Parade with nearly 150 parade entries marching down Scottsdale Road. The parade takes the streets at Drinkwater Boulevard and Scottsdale Road at 10am, then heads south down Scottsdale Road finishing at Brown Avenue and Indian School Road. Immediately following the parade, enjoy the Trail’s End Festival with live music, food and a kids area with games and pony rides from noon to 4pm in Old Town Scottsdale. See the day’s full schedule at

Scottsdale is a wonderful city to live in for year-round events and festivals. Call us to learn more about the City of Scottsdale and to view featured homes for sale! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477


The 2020 WM Phoenix Open

scottsdale golfThe Waste Managment Phoenix Open has been nicknamed “The Greatest Show on Grass” and the golf tournament hosted at TPC Scottsdale has no problem living up to its name! The tournament is the PGA TOUR’s best attended event with nearly 500,000 energized spectators each year. Unlike any other tournament in the world, spectators become central to the event by helping to transform the famous 16th hole into “The Coliseum”-the loudest hole in golf! Formerly known as The Phoenix Open and The FBR Open, the event has been hosted by TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course since 1987. The annual tournament held in North Scottsdale benefits The Phoenix Thunderbirds and helps to generate millions of dollars in donations for the most deserving organizations in the area.

General Admission Only

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
General Admission Single Daily Ticket

Friday & Saturday
General Admission Single Daily Ticket

Weekly Sponsor Package

-Monday and Tuesday FREE Admission courtesy of Ford Free Days.
-Ages 15 and under are FREE all week when accompanied by an adult.
-Weekly Sponsor Package includes 4 Sponsor badges (good all week for tournament admission) and 1 reserved parking pass good all week

For more information about the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit:

The Valley of the Sun is filled with many lovely golf course communities, call us today to find the right one for you! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477


Barrett-Jackson 2020

vintage carThe annual automotive event of the year returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale from January 11th to the 19th, as Barrett-Jackson presents its 49th Scottsdale Auction. Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events.

Highlighting the 2020 Scottsdale Auction’s extended prime time hours on Friday and Saturday are nine prestigious collections, 11 coveted Ford GTs, plus an array of celebrity-owned vehicles and the world’s largest gathering of professionally built Resto-Mods, all selling at No Reserve. Guests wishing to attend the event after 5pm Wednesday, January 15th, through Saturday, January 18th, can get exclusive prime-time ticket pricing online and at the gate.

In 2020 Barrett-Jackson will be increasing its commitment to safety. Security officers will be checking and tagging all bags at the auction entrance, and guests will be screened for weapons and contraband. Also, guests will only be permitted to enter the auction site with clutch purses that do not exceed 6.5” x 4.5” or clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” (or one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags).

To receive more information on becoming a bidder or purchase tickets, visit

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations!

happy new yearThe time has come to bid farewell to 2019 and welcome 2020. From Dave & Busters to the Royal Palms, there are celebrations across the valley to welcome the new year!

Dave & Buster’s
Dave & Buster’s at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale and Tempe Marketplace will both be open on New Year’s Eve with arcade games, redemption games, an appetizer buffet. Both locations will have a family-friendly party and an adults-only party. For more information, visit:

Glow All Out – Topgolf
“Swing-in” the New Year from 9pmto 1am with a glow-in-the-dark party at Topgolf in Gilbert, Glendale, and Scottsdale with four hours of Topgolf play, party favors, and a midnight fireworks show. Reservations are required. Each bay can hold up to six people. A “general” reservation is $240-$270, depending on the location, and includes golf and party favors. Drinks, food are additional costs. VIP is $420-$450 and includes access to buffet, unlimited fountain drinks, a sparkling bottle of wine, party favors, and golf. For more information, visit:

Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Show
Medieval Times will have a special late-night New Year’s Eve show at 9:45pm at its Scottsdale-area castle with pre-show hors d’oeuvres, party favors, a four-course dinner, champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop, a dj, dancing, and admission to the Museum of Torture. For more information, visit:

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort New Year’s Eve Party
The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort will have a family New Year’s Eve party from 6pm to 10pm with a dinner buffet, crafts, games, dancing, a photo booth, champagne toast, and a “mocktail” bar for the kids. The cost is $35 for kids and $75 for adults. For more information, visit:

Hindsight is 2020 Royal Palms
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix will be celebrating every decade from 1920 to 2020. A live bank will play the music of the first 50 years, then a DJ will take over to spin tracks from the next 50 years. Tickets are $175 and include two drinks, a raw bar, appetizers, and a champagne toast. For more information, visit:

Is one of your 2020 New Year’s resolutions to buy a new home? Call us to to begin your search today! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Christmas at the Scottsdale Princess

christmas at the princessEnjoy the magical holiday season with family and friends at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in North Scottsdale. During the month of December, the resort transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland during the annual Christmas at the Princess. The Princess is a wonderful destination to create holiday traditions with family and friends!

Enchanted Plaza Shows
The five-minute, one-of-a-kind HD video show projected against the resort’s facade is an amazing light show! The resort’s Christmas tree has 70,000 LED lights that twinkle and dance to 17 classic holiday songs in the Enchanted Plaza.

Desert Ice Skating Rink
Made with real ice, the resort’s 6,000 sq. ft. Desert Ice Skating Rink provides skaters the opportunity to experience a classic winter tradition surrounded by the beauty of the Scottsdale desert and starry night sky. (Skating: $25 & Skate rental: $7)

Lagoon Lights & Princess Express Trains
Enjoy a ride on the Princess Express Train to enjoy more than 4.5 million LED lights! Displays include swans floating on the water, buccaneer pirate ship, mermaid, 14-foot poinsettias, teddy bear, toy soldiers, fishing Santa, leaping arches, Nessie the 30-foot Loch Ness Monster, menorah, dreidels, 3D whale, skating penguins, candy cane forest and more.

Holiday Character Appearances
Santa has invited his delightful holiday friends from the North Pole to visit the Scottsdale Princess! Kids will be thrilled to meet Graham, Shivers, Princess Noel & Angelica, Selfie Elfie and Peppermint Penguin as you stroll through the resort.

S’Mores Land
Travel through La Hacienda Plaza to an enchanting land, where you can visit the s’mores-loving character Graham at his home, roast marshmallows around a campfire in a Christmas Tree Forest, take an icy slide down the four lane Polar Glide, a glittering whirl on the Christmas Carousel or a twirl on Frosty’s Ferris wheel. The Build-A-Bear Pop-Up Shop and Graham’s S’more Store round out the fun.

After you have seen all the Scottsdsale Princess and neighborhood Christmas lights, give us a call to tour neighborhoods to find your next home to hang your Christmas lights! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477


Scottsdale Canal Convergence

scottsdale public artExperience 10 days of wonder along the Scottsdale Waterfront at the Scottsdale Canal Convergence November 8th-17th, 2019. Enjoy the annual confluence of water + art + light. “The Story of Water” is an immersive interaction of art and artists. The free art festival will feature 14 large-scale, light-based installations by innovative local, national and international artists. The art exhibits are best viewed after sundown, but workshops and artist talks begin as early as 4pm. There will also be live music in the beer and wine garden at the Soleri Plaza.

Squidsoup is returning to Scottsdale for the Canal Convergence with two new installations, one at the Scottsdale Waterfront and one at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). The “Standing Wave” artwork installation will use 600 interconnected orbs of light and sound to simulate a wave over the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The orbs will act in choreographed harmony to create a series of emotive and enticing environments, referencing standing waveforms in canyons and canals. “Murmuration,” a site-specific artwork at the SMoCA, will use a networked data system to connect hundreds of lights and audio sources, creating a responsive data swarm.

The Scottsdale Waterfront runs from Goldwater Boulevard and Fifth Avenue in the west to Camelback and Scottsdale roads in the east. Public parking is available nearby, including free options at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Scottsdale is a wonderful city to live in for year-round art festivals and museums. Call us to learn more about the City of Scottsdale and to view featured homes for sale! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Spookiest Haunted Houses

halloweenReady to be spooked? Grab some brave friends to check out the Valley’s spookiest haunted houses! Too busy trick-or-treating on Halloween? Last to be spooked will be Saturday, November 2nd, 2019.

Fear Farm
Fear Farm is Phoenix’s largest outdoor haunted house. There are six themed attractions, including “Bunker: The Arrival”, “Slaughterhouse”, “Pumpkin Witch”, “Fallout”, “The Plague” and “Haunted Corn Maze: The Reaping.” Extras this year: carnival games and mini escape rooms.
Details: 2209 N. 99th Ave., Phoenix. $24.99-$32.99 in advance, $1 more on the day of, $3 more at the door. Add $10 for fast pass, $20 to skip the line.

13th Floor Haunted House
This may be the most intricate haunted house in Phoenix, and it gets a fresh look every year, but some rooms stay the same, including the surprisingly disorienting “tilt room” and a haunted mansion that was preserved from a legendary haunted house in Utah. This year’s attractions are “Rise of the Dead” and “Creature Feature,” an homage to classic movie monsters.
Details: 2814 W. Bell Road, Phoenix. $24.99-$32.99 in advance, $1 more on the day of, $3 more at the door. Add $10 for fast pass, $20 to skip the line.

Scarizona Scaregrounds
Scarizona Scaregrounds has not just one, but five haunted houses: Operation: Zombie Storm, Virtual Terror, Epic Fear, Slayer’s Slaughter House and Startled Darkness. The website warns to skip Startled Darkness if you don’t like things jumping out at you!
Details: 1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa. $21.95 (one haunt) to $36.95 (all five attractions). Add $10 for fast pass, $20 to skip the line.

Call us when you’re ready to buy or sell your next house (hopefully not haunted)! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran PreserveScottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with celebrations throughout the month of October. The Preserve is managed with a unique partnership between the City of Scottsdale and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. In addition to helping locals and visitors explore the Preserve, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy conducts scientific research in order to better understand and protect the unique Sonoran Desert.

The 25th Anniversary Celebration events include:

Fraesfield & Granite Mountain Trailhead Dedications
Friday, October 18th at 9am – Fraesfield Trailhead
Commemorative activities to celebrate the opening of the Preserve’s two newest trailheads.

Family Storytime
Saturday, October 19th at 10:30am – Appaloosa Library
Children will learn about the Sonoran Desert with stories, music, and counting activities.

Family Sonoran Sunday
Sunday, October 20th at 3:00pm – Gateway Trailhead
Bring the family to learn ten hiking essentials from professionals.

History of the Preserve and the Conservancy
Tuesday, October 22nd at 5:30pm – Mustang Library
Learn about the history of the Preserve and the Conservancy from the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy stewards.

Stoneman Road Educational Bike Ride
Tuesday, October 29th at 8am – Fraesfield Trailhead
Learn the military history of Stoneman Road while traveling portions of the actural route.

Are you searching for a home near the Preserve? Give a us a call to find the perfect home in Scottsdale for you! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

AZ Restaurant Week – Fall 2019

fall 2019 az restaurant weekArizona Restaurant Week is the twice a year statewide dining affair offering foodies a wealth of opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare, it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week. So prepare your taste buds and dig in!

During the Fall 2019 Arizona Restaurant Week from September 20th-29th, 2019, over 200 participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for just $33 or $44 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted). The carefully crafted menus offer food lovers their ultimate dining experiences.

Check out updates at, where participating restaurants and their menus will be continually added!

A few of our favorite restaurants that are participating:
Ajo Als
Barrio Queen
Chart House
Different Point of View
El Chorro
La Locanda
Local Bistro
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Roaring Fork
The Gladly
True Food Kitchen

When you want a new kitchen to cook your favorite dinner, give us a call! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477